# game theory

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## game theory

*n.*

A mathematical method of decision-making in which a competitive situation is analyzed to determine the optimal course of action for an interested party, often used in political, economic, and military planning. Also called

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## game theory

*n*

(Mathematics) mathematical theory concerned with the optimum choice of strategy in situations involving a conflict of interest. Also called:

**theory of games****ˌgame-ˌtheoˈretic**

*adj*

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## game′ the`ory

*n.*

a mathematical theory that deals with strategies for maximizing gains and minimizing losses within prescribed constraints.

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Noun | 1. | game theory - (economics) a theory of competition stated in terms of gains and losses among opposing playerszero-sum game - a game in which the total of all the gains and losses is zero scientific theory - a theory that explains scientific observations; "scientific theories must be falsifiable" economic science, economics, political economy - the branch of social science that deals with the production and distribution and consumption of goods and services and their management Nash equilibrium - (game theory) a stable state of a system that involves several interacting participants in which no participant can gain by a change of strategy as long as all the other participants remain unchanged |

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Translations

**teoria dels jocs**

**teorie her**

**spilteori**

**Spieltheorie**

**ludoteorio**

**teoría de juegos**

**peliteoria**

**théorie des jeux**

**játékelmélet**

**teori permainan**

**leikjafræði**

**teoria dei giochi**

**žaidimų teorija**

**speltheorie**

**spillteori**

**teoria gier**

**teoria dos jogos**

**teoria jocului**

**teória hier**

**spelteori**

**oyun kuramı**

**lý thuyết trò chơi**

## game theory

*n*(in business studies) → Spieltheorie

*f*

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